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... and I think I know what she's been busy with!!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/31/nc-farm-produces-emerald-shaped-massive-gem/

Another *WOW*

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It made the front page of our

It made the front page of our local state newspaper. Now, don't I wish I had found that rock! It's certainly would move my dream of building the little house up by a few months....lol

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I dig

rocks like that out of my yard all the time. I use them for paper weights and door stops.

;-)

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Hey 'Lane!

Isn't that just something?

Sure sure Bill Z!!! Perhaps after a few glasses of vino? I have to admit I have a few Maine coastline rocks as paperweights ... what else ya gonna do with 'em if you don't need a fence?

I used to live not too far from Herkimer Diamonds up in NY ... never went there!!

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I'm sticking to my story

I have lots of rocks in my yard and a can of green spray paint. They are emeralds!

:bigsmile:

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Well, I don't often run into

Well, I don't often run into any rocks around here, just sand and clay mostly. We do have these usual rocks with holes in them, have no idea what they are called. And unfortunately a can of spay paint would not transform them to look anything like an emerald. Bill, you got rocks in your head?

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Gold

More likely to find gold than emeralds around here. There is a gold mine in Dahlonega, GA where you can pay to pan for gold. I never had much luck but some people do find small flakes of gold.

The owners prove that it is possible to make money with a gold mine in North Georgia. Just sell buckets of dirt to tourists! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!?

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Bill, You're Just ...

... a nice guy with real friends of course.

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Lantanalane

If you have lots of sand & clay and you're near the coast, I can guess why there are rocks with holes in them.

If you go to a rocky beach, you'll see how they start. A flat spot with a depression will trap smaller rocks which -- from wave & water action -- swirl around like a drill. Eventually making holes in the rocks. Over time they'll break apart and so you get rock "donuts".

Your kind of rock might be shale, and it's often good for finding fossils!

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Stones with holes are lucky

Over here we hang stones with holes in at the door to keep witches and goblins away. And it works as I aint seen any in here for quite a while. At least since we hung up the stones. I carry a stone on my key ring for luck. I've had it for over 50 years found it on a welsh beach whilst harvesting lava bread.
Ive seen some great monuments made from setting a rod in a base and putting stones with holes over the rod and letting them make the shape. The variation in shape and colour can be fascinating and gives rise to much discussion as to what it could represent. Try it folks you may end up with a masterpiece.
Sussexman
That old stone you kick out of your way was old before Christ was born.Everything on earth deserves respect.

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Nice Bit of Folklore

I hadn't heard that one yet so I'll tuck it away in case I find one!

Around here there seems to be a tradition with road builders at the end of the project, using their monster heavy equipment, they stack up several incredibly large boulders.

House builders don't stack 'em, but they do make nice lawn ornaments.

"Creativity is only an inspiration away."

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